Visual screening on the road to vacation
During the last school holidays, a "visual screening" break was offered to you in the Jura on the A39 motorway; Operation carried out in partnership by AsnaV , the Victor Bérard de Morez high school and the Jura eyewear makers.
2nd year students supervised by their teachers welcomed you for this free and quick screening; 5 minutes only is enough.
As one of the professors of physiological optics explained to us, these screening operations aim to make drivers aware of the dangers associated with a lack of visual acuity.
It is also a mission of prevention by checking if all the visual capacities are satisfactory for long hours of road. Many of us don't have a responsible attitude behind the wheel; we know that around 20% of the population have an uncorrected or poorly corrected visual defect and that 30% do not wear their glasses while driving!
Thanks to Essilor's Ergovision device (sophisticated equipment for a complete eye exam adapted to everyone), students will test not only visual acuity but also several other visual functions that can compromise driving safety for themselves or others:
- View of relief
- Visual field estimation
- Distance estimation
- Vision of contrasts
- Color vision
- Glare recovery function…
All the visual abilities necessary for driving are checked; having good visual acuity is essential to see obstacles, signs... correctly estimating distances makes it possible to anticipate overtaking, a wide and unimpaired field of vision is essential for maneuvering, parking...
Depending on the results of the various tests, a complete medical check-up by an ophthalmologist will be suggested.
This operation mainly welcomes drivers and more or less young accompanying persons (teenagers) are also welcome. They will then be offered different tests: looking for visual defects, astigmatism, convergence, etc.
Interesting operation for all: too bad it is not carried out everywhere in France...